I wanted the stripes to look subtle so I decided to go with cream and white. I already had white paint and I picked out a cream at the Lowes counter. Funny enough, the cream color is actually called "Antique White" #1823 by Behr.
On Pinterest I found Valspar paint crystals and I knew I wanted to try it somewhere in our home. I thought I could probably use it on one of the stripes to make it pop. After painting with it...I do have to say it is very subtle. I am very happy with how it turned out.
Our bedroom is so light and airy now, I love it. It's exactly what I wanted with the added bonus of a little sparkle.
I took multiple pictures to try and get the glitter just right. Honestly, you can't hardly even see it. I notice it more when the lights are on low. I used two packets in my gallon of paint too. It says you can use up to three but I was afraid it would look a little too juvenile. These paint crystals would probably look great on the ceiling too.
I have to mention that for the first time ever I used frog painters tape and it made the biggest difference. I usually just go with the blue but I figured on a project where the lines had to be super crisp it was worth the extra dollars to try it out. I have a heavy hand so I'm glad I've found something that can counteract that. I feel it was the key to the success of this project.
Now a little step by step on how the project was done:
Our wall is approximately 14 ft long. I wanted the stripes to be about 16 inches wide.
First I figured out where I wanted my stripe to start. I wanted it to start in the middle of our window. I knew I didn't want it near the corner of the wall. The rest was just math.
We marked the distance between each line at the top and the bottom. Then, lined them up with the tape. We checked to make sure they were level, with a level. I then marked with a pencil which section would be painted (my wall was already painted all white by now). I just used a small roller and painted the stripes in the designated areas. Done!
I hope you found this helpful. Painting stripes was a lot of fun and I highly recommend doing a room in your house. It really freshens up the aesthetic of the space. I might just have to do some more, maybe in our laundry room?